New CEO builds on a decade of quality training

Nepean Industry Edge Training has developed a strong reputation for providing quality, student-centred training since it began 10 years ago, and that’s something new chief executive Sharyn Bellingham is keen to continue. “I started my career many years ago as a TAFE teacher and then moved into the private training sector, and I understand the needs of students and want to provide a positive and supportive environment for staff,” Sharyn says.

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“I have a very strong passion for education, as I know how empowering gaining a qualification can be in allowing people to improve their lives and also improve the lives of their families. I was raised by a single mother and she started going to TAFE when I was young, and after two years of going to night classes, she finished her diploma and gained a better paid job. This led to my mum buying a house and providing a stable home environment, which allowed us to flourish.”

NIET has solid links with industry and provides students with a range of options to gain hands-on experience in a real workplace, giving them job-ready skills when they complete their course. “Students start out feeling a little overwhelmed and nervous, but at the end of the placement their confidence has grown, and they are productive members of staff and ready to gain employment.”

NIET offers courses in a range of areas, including aged care, early childhood care, disability, leisure and health, celebrancy, trainer and assessor qualifications, first aid, food handling and RSA. The NIET team welcomes any questions you may have regarding courses and is always willing to provide support and assistance.


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